The Newnan Times-Herald


Annual wine tasting benefits popular after school program

  • By Melanie Ruberti
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  • Aug. 05, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Some residents will soon be able to take a whirlwind trip around the world of wine – within the confines of Coweta County.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Coweta County will host their fourth annual Wine Tasting Night on Saturday, Aug. 18, inside the Historic Train Depot.

The event theme will be an “Evening Around the World.” Guests will be able to sip wines from various countries such as Italy, France, Spain, New Zealand, Australia and Chile.  

Patrons can also sample assorted craft beers and nibble on appetizers, said Emily Alfano, special events coordinator with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.

A silent auction will have several big ticket items for guests to bid on throughout the night.

“It’s a fun event that people look forward to every year. Our board members in Newnan are very passionate about the cause,” Alfano said.

The wine tasting is the second biggest fundraising event for the Newnan Boys and Girls Club at 72 Wesley St. and the Howard Warner Boys and Girls Club at 55 Savannah St.

Proceeds will support several program areas including education and career, character and leadership, health and life skills, the arts and sports and fitness and recreation, Alfano said.  

The organization hopes to raise at least $32,500.

“We’re making real strides with the kids at our clubs, but we can’t do it alone,” said Lauren Odom, director of both the Newnan and Coweta County Boys and Girls Clubs. “It takes the hard work and passion of community leaders like this to support our kids and give them the resources they need to reach their full potential.”

Currently, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coweta County serve 200 kids each day.